See you at the Midwinter Meeting!
All our bags are packed, we're ready to go...

In just eight days the 2024 Midwinter Meeting starts at McCormick Place West, opening the doors on this annual convention chock-full of the latest research on oral care, innovative products to help you enhance your skills, fun social receptions and much more.
Haven't registered yet? There's still time!
There are still great courses and workshops available - for you and your team - with the top dental clinicians in the country.

Final hours to secure the CDS Member Lecture Package! For only $290 per person, the package allows you - as well as those you register - to purchase lecture courses at a substantial savings (workshops and the CDS Foundation lectures excluded.) With the package, you can earn up to 18 CE hours over three days at about $46 per course, less than half the cost if you chose it a la carte. Today is the last day to purchase this package.

Come see the most innovative dental products and services offered by more than 550 exhibitors in our expansive Exhibit Hall. And with the Sips, Suds & Sales event featuring free wine and beer from 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, you can pick up special Midwinter Meeting bargains!
Just for our members!

Visit the Experience CDS booth (3608) for daily drawings of gift cards, chargers and ear buds.

Another member perk: Update your website with a new headshot taken by our professional photographer for FREE at the CDS booth.
Introducing our newest CDS Member Advantage partner!

The Chicago Dental Society is adding Torch Dental as a Member Advantage partner to deliver savings and additional benefits to you. Drop by our booth to learn more!

  • Torch Dental offers state-of-the-art software solutions designed to streamline dental practice operations, simplify supply and equipment ordering, and optimize spending. Visit their reps at Booth 3837 for more details.
Also, remember to check out the Job Board in the CDS booth to see postings of job opportunities. Job postings are open to dentists, hygienists, assistants and office staff and are only available to Midwinter Meeting attendees.
UIC researchers look for dental anxiety insights

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are seeking dental health providers caring for patients in the Chicagoland area to complete a brief online survey about their patients’ dental anxiety/phobia and clinic practices to help with dental anxiety.
The survey will not ask for participants' names and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

or copy and paste the following into your browser:

This research has been granted exemption by the UIC Institutional Review Board as a course-related student project.

Questions can be directed to the principal investigator, Daniel Kim at, and Dr. Colleen Stiles-Shields, at
New finance leader joins CDS
Keith Tristano, CPA, has joined CDS as the organization's new Chief Financial Officer. His responsibilities will include oversight of all financial operations and strategy, information technology and innovation.

Keith comes to CDS from the Residential Real Estate Council, where he served most recently as their Chief Financial and Information Officer for the last 13 years, and previously managed the council's financial management and information systems for 15 years. The RREC is a 28,000-member, non-profit 501(c)6 corporation and is one of the largest affiliates of the National Association of Realtors.

"Keith brings a vast expertise of financial excellence, wealth management, innovation and technology experience with operational and strategic value that will be key in leading the digital and financial transformation for CDS," said Heather Nash, chief executive officer for CDS.
North Side Branch hosts New Dentist Night March 21
The CDS North Side Branch invites all new dentists, 10 years or less from graduation, to attend a free New Dentist Night on Thursday, March 21. 

For the first portion of the program, members of the North Side Branch at various stages of their careers will share the experiences that led them to where they are today. This will be followed by a panel of dental practice experts who will answer questions on buying, financing and setting up a dental practice. 
Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
LocationSummer House Santa Monica Lincoln Park, 1954 North Halsted St., Chicago
Cost: Free

Seating is limited to the first 50 RSVPs. Reserve your seat by March 14.